20 Most Recent Coleman Powermate Powermate 5000W Generator - Page 4 Questions & Answers

any good lawnmower or car plug will work ,just gap @ 35

Coleman... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

you need 2 replace the dog...! (BEFORE THE WIRING job) ...that's a really tight spot they're in....
OH GOODY....I bet he'll like this ! that's what he gets for leaving me home alone ....i'll show HIM !

Coleman... | Answered on May 31, 2014

Most likely at the output shaft of the motor. If you are handy, you might be able to replace the crankshaft seal yourself, but this will probably require you to seperate the generator from the motor, and remove the cover holding the seal. If the leak is small, it may be best to just keep adding oil. If you have to take it to be repaired, it may be more expensive than the unit is worth.

Coleman... | Answered on May 22, 2014

Normally they only have a 90 day warranty. But if the generator is under a year old I would contact the manufactor and see what they say.

Coleman... | Answered on May 05, 2014

Is it surging under load or not? Surging is generally fuel related and can be a multitude of reasons, most likely in the carb if it has sat. It can also be binding or sticking governor arm, make sure it is free to move, and you have the correct weight oil and level in it.

Coleman... | Answered on May 01, 2014

Check that the choke isn't stuck...should be a small curved pin you slowly pull in and out. Check your manual for its location. If its stuck in one position that could be your problem. If you can't find your manual, do an online search; usually you can download one.

Coleman... | Answered on Apr 26, 2014

It sounds like there is a loose wire going to the switch, or the switch itsself is bad. Follow all the wires from the switch to where each one goes and make sure they are all tightly connected and that none of them are broken or chafed through.

If there are no problems there, it is most likely that the switch is bad.

Coleman... | Answered on Mar 12, 2014

coleman parts are all available from coleman on line, go to their site and click on the "parts" link

Coleman... | Answered on Feb 26, 2014

There may be a choke handle that should reduce the engine RPM. Otherwise contact the Coleman technical support department.

Coleman... | Answered on Dec 22, 2013

The S/N (Serial Number) should be stamped into (or printed on) a small metal plate, usually rivetted on to the side of the generator housing. It should list model number, s/n, horsepower and wattage ratings as well.

If it's missing, I'd contact whomever you bought it from, (if you can find them - these aren't removed unless they don't want it traced, eg. stolen merchandise).

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Coleman... | Answered on Dec 14, 2013

Flashing is done by applying power from a battery via a diode momentarily to the slip rings or ABR field wires, note the polarity, and connection time 1-2 seconds. This is done when a unit has lost it's residual magnetism in the rotor laminates due to sitting for long periods.09a2964b-b365-4259-8872-4f0fc996930e.jpg

Coleman... | Answered on Dec 07, 2013

Make sure the oil level is at capacity first, then turn off the generator power breaker bar that allows power to flow to the recepticals. The generator must be started with no amperage draw until warmed up. If this does not help, then there is a problem and likely the unit has been overloaded and needs servicing.

Coleman... | Answered on Dec 06, 2013

You have probably blown the exciter capacitor in the alternator

Coleman... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013

It is pressed onto a tapered shaft

Coleman... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013

It isn't really a good idea to use a portable on "modern home elctronics" the way the regulate the voltage is not a s tight as a digital AVR found on permanent home generators. While this voltage is not uncommon, I would not recommend it

Coleman... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013

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